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  1. And now for something completely different! Having had the luxury of retiring at the age 47, it's been over 11 years now. Flight simming, other PC based gaming passions, researching, and writing have filled the hours nicely in that time and continue to do the same. So, why do I need to revisit a hobby I last engaged in back in the 1970's - you may well ask! Well, I blame my children, both of them. About seven years ago, my daughter presented me with an Airfix 1:48 scale plastic model kit as a present for my birthday. Of course, she wasn't sure if I would even like it, but unbeknown t
    4 points
  2. Passing Mount Vesuvius as part of my personal ATWC. View of Pompeii and the bay of Naples.
    4 points
  3. So this morning the Mutley Crew convened to try out multiplayer as we fly together every weekend and wanted to set the sim up in advance. The results were very positive, we created a private group and set real world traffic and ai off so we wouldn't be interrupted. Everything else, weather, time etc was real world. After an initial learning phase of around 30 minutes, to establish the best settings for the group on a shake down flight from London City to Heathrow, we decided on a calmer flight (for those of you in the UK today will know why!) in southern Spain., the experience was incre
    4 points
  4. Summary Description and Catalogue Number: Airfix, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 and Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, (Dogfight Doubles), A50160 Scale: 1:48 Contents: Bf 109E-7 - Two sprues, 98 parts in light grey plastic; one sprue, nine parts in clear plastic; markings for one aircraft. Spitfire Mk.Vb - Five sprues, 120 parts in light grey plastic; one sprue, 17 parts in clear plastic; markings for one aircraft. Comments: Reasonable detail and simple to build. Kit comes with 10 small tubs of Humbrol acrylic paints, two small tubes of Humbrol Poly Cement, and two paint brushes.
    3 points
  5. A mandatory 9gb core update is now available to download and install. Once this is done don't forget to go your Content Manager and install the updates in there too.
    3 points
  6. What have I done...or got myself into? Decisions, decisions, and even more decisions!!! I blame myself and my OCD, though I cannot be sure if it is the real version or just the Hollywood version...which up until a few years ago, I never knew there was a difference. OK, so the 1:48 scale Airfix kit I received from my daughter somewhat set the baseline for my decisions on scale. My first self imposed rule, therefore, was that I decided 1:48 scale was a good scale for fighters and the old venerable 1:72 scale would be good for bombers or larger aircraft, generally. My logic was that this w
    3 points
  7. I won't say what happened to a lot of my model aeroplanes as a kid, but it involved lighter fluid, an upstairs window, and mysterious burn marks in the lawn . . .
    3 points
  8. Here is my first video with the new Flight Simulator platform from Microsoft. A short 15 minute VFR flight into Tenzing Hillary Airport. Enjoy!
    3 points
  9. . . . at least, to begin with . . . The problem with looking back at yourself is, you aren't looking ahead . . . eek! even with the autopilot on, it's awfully bumpy in here! What key is the barf bag mapped to?
    3 points
  10. What a night I think, I'm going to lose my drivers license and all just because of a stupid police officer... The conversation went like this, when I got pulled over in my truck: Officer: "License and registration, please, I think you are drunk!" Me: "I assure you, I did not drink anything." Officer: "Ok, let's do a little test! Imagine driving in the dark on a highway at night, when you see two lights in the distance. What is this?" Me: "A car." Officer:"Of course! But which one? A Mercedes, an Audi or a Ford?" Me:"I have no idea!" Offi
    3 points
  11. For anyone who may be having connectivity problems with the new sim, it could be down to your router not having the correct ports open. You may have been through this before with FS2004, FSX, or P3D. We covered this topic when the old FSX Gamespy multiplayer service was terminated and we all had to connect directly. Jess wrote a guide at the time here .. Here's a brief summary. Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things: Your router's IP address. Your FS machine's IP address. The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded. IP address
    3 points
  12. Is this guy serious!!! The issues with his review: claims to review it thoroughly yet misses the obvious fault with the camera view settings...a minor camera.cfg error, by the way; fails to acknowledge the "cold and dark" engine start is also a problem with some default aircraft, therefore, not necessarily Carenado's or the model's fault; ignores the simple fact that flight simmers may want a Cessna 182T Skylane, so stating it has nothing over the default Cessnas is nonsensical and totally subjective; the control sensitivity is also evident in other default aircra
    3 points
  13. I hate change notes that are written by a marketing department. "Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience" Does that mean the bug is fixed or not? What does "affect the experience" mean? is that the same bs as "reduces the appearance of wrinkles"? Closing your eyes reduces the appearance of falling off a roof...... Doesn't stop you hitting the ground though!
    3 points
  14. Damn, just when I thought that curved earth perspective at 21,000 feet was a natural feature as opposed to an undocumented feature. Excellent information, James. Thanks
    3 points
  15. I will start by saying that I am not one who normally jumps into a new product on Release Day 1.....but after 14 years (ignoring the aborted MS Flight product), the anticipated hype of a next generation Microsoft flight sim, the very positive reviews from reputable flight sim community contributors, and outright peer group pressure, I didn't have much choice. I have been a Prepar3D convert in that time but for the purposes of this post let's just consider that an extension of MS FSX. Not having any experience with Xbox or other MS online product purchasing, the purchasing process was no o
    3 points
  16. Latest update from MSFS. EXPERIENCING TURBULENCE? The team is currently working hard to provide a patch update to address issues that have been recently reported. Expect a release date for the patch in our August 27th update. In the meantime, to help those of you experiencing issues, we have setup a support page (https://www.flightsimulator.com/known-issues/) with up-to-the-minute updates on issue tracking/investigation, work-arounds, and solutions. Also, check out our new Twitter handle @MSFS_Support for server info and issue reports. For more info vist: https://www.flightsim
    3 points
  17. I was asked for some pictures of London landmarks as rendered by Orbx. I took a flight from Fairoaks to London City. I advanced the time at the end Cheers, Joe
    3 points
  18. The CH Flight yoke works without any issues, as do the pro rudder pedals.
    3 points
  19. 2 points
  20. Using it too, works for me, still looking for best settings, then I will post them.
    2 points
  21. When Pilot Prune was told he could buy his aircraft with monthly instalments he didn't realise it was a partwork!
    2 points
  22. my corsair paints so far, all for the Milviz Corsair for MSFS
    2 points
  23. Summary Description and Catalogue Number: Airfix, Avro Lancaster B Mk.II, A08001 Scale: 1:72 Contents: Five sprues, 210 parts in light grey plastic; one sprue, 29 parts in clear plastic; markings for two aircraft. Comments: Excellent detail for the scale and simple to build. Various build options, including adding the ventral turret and different flap positions. Not all parts are used and some parts are common across other kits. No ordnance provided. To display the model with ordnance, the model kit, 1:72, Airfix, A05330, WWII RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set, or another suita
    2 points
  24. It's out now in case you missed it. Well worth the few quid it costs and the recommended dawn dusk flights are pretty special.
    2 points
  25. Edible underwear, still available on Amazon
    2 points
  26. It’ll buff out . . .
    2 points
  27. My latest effort! Really enjoyed the research on this one! Experience the beauty of the Northern Lights as we fly the Daher TBM 930 from Nuuk (Capital of Greenland). This evening flight takes us North along the coast of West Greenland. This is a 25 minute flight covering 82nm from Nuuk (BGGH) to Maniitsoq (BGMQ) with in flight information on the Northern Lights. Note for the Flight Simulator pilots : At the time of publishing this video, Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) does not incorporate the visuals of the Northern Lights. Real world Northern Lights were edited into the video to showc
    2 points
  28. it's not the busiest forum here, should I continue posting screenshots?
    2 points
  29. As arguably the most important PC gaming release from Microsoft for over a decade, FS2020, or “Microsoft Flight Simulator” as it is officially called, could not afford to make the same mistakes as the last release in the franchise; the disastrous “Microsoft Flight” – which took off with about as much success as the Howard Hughes Spruce Goose (that’s the first and last flight-related pun, we promise). The problem with Flight was, in its quest to be more accessible to beginners, it totally turned its back on the hardcore enthusiasts that had loyally supported the previous versions of the s
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. Hi, The deck is located in my garage. The deal with the wife (lived in NY at the time), when we move to Florida... I get the garage for my flight deck. She agreed thinking, okay sure a full 737ng flight deck, you got it. Then reality set in after we moved, and here she sits. I made a video some time ago about how I turn everything on, it shows the garage.
    2 points
  32. A penguin walked into the bar and said I’m looking for my brother. “What does he look like” asked the barman.
    2 points
  33. You will have to reset your WideViewAspect after the latest update, as it has reset to 0.
    2 points
  34. Not saying anything, but you know who you are . . .
    2 points
  35. We're already there James. it's a requirement of this forum
    2 points
  36. Carenado seem quite happy to tweak their models to show in a new sim e.g 2004 -> FSX -> P3D and now MSFS but some of the fundamental flight functions do not always work. I would be real happy if they build a new model from the ground up within the new SDK (when it's finished).
    2 points
  37. From their "About" page https://www.msfsaddons.org/ Maybe worth keeping an eye on this one? (Shame about the intrusive ads though)
    2 points
  38. James, Short of Joe's suggestion about the config files, I've been through all the options menus thoroughly and there is currently no way of disabling the rollover tool tips. Cheers Andrew
    2 points
  39. Froogles preview, interesting for GA flyers.
    2 points
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